Several Wiley College students and faculty members took part in the first ever HBCU Debate Awards on campus at Wiley College to honor and recognize Denzel Washington for his efforts to raise awareness about the value of debate education.

“Denzel Washington was recognized at HBCU Debate Awards for raising awareness around the world about the value of debate education,” wrote Wiley College on Twitter over the weekend.

Some people gave their “Congrats” to the black college and Washington across social media.

“Congrats to Wiley College and Wiley College President Dr. Haywood L. Strickland for raising awareness on a topic central to the institution’s legacy,” wrote one Twitter user.